Buen Ayre is a tiny Argentinean restaurant on Broadway Market in Bethnal Green. This cozy dining room is home to some of the city’s best steaks, cooked over an open flame to the guests’ requests. Led by head chef John Patrick Rattagan from Buenos Aires, a chef who has been roasting meat to perfection since he was a ten year old boy in Argentina, now in charge of Buen Ayre, he has been wowing diners for more than a decade with his exquisite steaks.
Buen Ayre is a single-fronted restaurant on Broadway Market in Bethnal Green. The restaurant is tiny – the dining room is lined on one side of the room with tables bunched together. There’s a reason for the squeeze though, and the reason is in the kitchen. The head chef John Rattagan moved to London from Argentina in 1990 and cut his teeth as grill chef at the Duke of Edinburgh in Brixton. Having proved his skill in Brixton, he opened Buen Ayre at the end of 2004 and has been delighting his diners since then.
The team at Broadway Market are fanatical about beef, be it carpaccio, filet or one of their many sharing plates, there is red meat galore at Buen Ayre. The tiny restaurant operates a strict two sitting policy in the evening and takes no-shows seriously. If you choose to head over to Buen Ayre for one of their excellent steaks or vegetarian dishes (yes, they cater to veggies!) a reservation is an absolute must, and if you will be delayed for any reason, please contact the restaurant in the first instant – this really is a tiny place!
Friendly staff and great food and wine. I ate with 3 Argentines who said it was the best Argentinian food they've had outside of Argentina
Fantastic. Really friendly staff, great atmosphere and wonderful food. Will be back very soon!
Really enjoyed the food . The Sweetbreads were perfectly cooked and the rib eyes were juicy and had a beautiful chargrilled taste. I took a visiting American friend who likes his steak and he was impressed.